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Tales of Escape
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Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
These are a set of very short stories done by students to practice English.
Miss McPherson And Her Class
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
These poems are from a series of poems I wrote for Southwell Minster, (Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK,) magazine. I invented a class of children with their imaginary teacher, Miss McPherson. These poems look at the Christian Faith in a humorous way.
From the Diary of an Extremist
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Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this short story, an American college student converts to Islam and makes the decision to wear all black and cover her face. But she faces opposition from where she least expects.
Hearing the Act of Motorcycle Destruction
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Price: Free! Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Hearing the Act of Motorcycle Destruction is a metaphor for life that goes non-stop up and down, rocks and rivers, large boulders and broken ribs. Breathless seconds that become hours, sweltering arms, fading eyesight, diminishing legs and muscles weeping. The book will be uploaded chapter by chapter, weekly.
Sweet Nuts
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Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Grandmother Zole helps Prince Yayi get the attention of the village girl he desires as his future queen, but her plans take a curve when Prince Yayi messes up the village girl's palm oil recipe. The good that comes out of the Prince's mess astonishes the whole village and wins the attention of the village girl.
Arabic Tales for the Young and the Curious
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Enter fabulous worlds peopled by fascinating characters ... get a glimpse of strange customs ... and enjoy exciting yarns passed down by generations of Arab story-tellers ... retold by a master narrator and illustrated by a renowned artist
The Other Woman
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Series: Stories of Okinawa, Book 1. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Short Story: A young Okinawan woman recently dumped by her fiancee considers a future with a dashing American teacher married to another woman.
Book 19- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story follows the first battle of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 as it unfolds from letters sent home by the troopers and from dispatches by their officers. The differing points of view are contrasted. The second story relates the attempts by illegal immigrants to cross over the border in search of a better life. The lives of two unrelated families crossing the river become entwined.
Book 18- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is set in the 1960s. A Scottish family farms near the Nkandla Forest in Zululand where the final battle of the Zulu uprising of 1906 took place. The family has a connection with the rebellion as their grandfather was in command of the force which put down the rebels. The rebel leader Bambatha was never caught. His ghost is believed to haunt the forest. Do you believe in ghosts?
Christmas Stories: or What Christmas Means to Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
On that most special time of year, it is time to read some heartwarming stories by the fire, and hope we don't set the house on fire. Five stories and an essay.
"Main Street" Summarized and Analyzed
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The author very skillfully uses the local speech, and presents the local customs. He criticizes the small town locale. The satire in the novel is double-edged: it is aimed at the simple townspeople and at the same time it satires the superficial intellectuals who look down on them.
Book 17- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first short story, a child hitches a ride on the fishmonger’s cart. His parents are frantic with worry over his disappearance. The portrait of childhood innocence is set against the background of the political disturbances of the day where coloured people were forcibly removed from “white suburbs”. The second story is an African version of Shakespeare’s play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Night the Old Man Kicked the Bucket
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Howard Johnson, a widower, and Honus McDaniels, a bachelor, both live alone in their own respective cabins near a place called Flintlock Mountain. Their daily lives are still filled with awe, as the summer heat rolls into the Pemigewasset. Nearby dwells yet another old man, who seems to be in serious decline.
Tin Universe Monthly? #19
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It's sort of a flash fiction document thingee so.... How do you write a description about that?
Book 16- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story is loosely based on African folklore. The Crocodile Queen rules over a unique tribe whose centuries old culture is disturbed by the intrusion of the modern world. The second story is set on a remote farm during the Anglo-Boer war of 1899. The family hosts a tramp on his way from the coast. When a Boer Commando arrives, it is the tramp who is abducted, not the farmer.
The Harshlands and Eternal Summer
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The travelers would change their world. When Panil sees the newcomers approaching, change is in the air like smoke on the breeze. But his teacher does not hear him – she believes all will be well, or so she says. Even the elder Nashat's patience and unparalleled wisdom cannot save Panil from the pride and fire of youth. And it might be that nothing can save their world from the change to come.
Form Follows Function
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Series: Computer User Fiction · All Earnest Long's Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Imagine you get a computer and you want to do something on it, perhaps using your word processor and spreadsheet software. This is what someone does is this story, they print a form to fill in every day of their own data, they data enter it and analyse it to make scientific discoveries or improve their own life. Sounds like research but he had not training in doing research. Time will tell if anyt
लू शुन की महान कथायें
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Series: Hindi Stories and Novels (हिन्दी कथा संसार). Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: Hindi. Published: October 28, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
उनकी लिखी हुई लघु कथायें और उपन्यास अब बहुत सी भाषाओं में अनुवादित हो चुकी हैं। इस पुस्तक में हमने लू शुन जी द्वारा लिखी तीन कहानियों का हिन्दी अनुवाद प्रस्तुत किया है। आशा है की पाठकों को ये कहानियाँ पसंद आयेंगी। हम आगे भी उनकी लिखी और कहानियों और उपन्यासों को हिन्दी अनुवाद प्रस्तुत करते रहेंगे।
Book 15- Streets Paved with Gold
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Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This sketch chronicles life on the streets in the big city as seen through the eyes of two street vendors. The informal economy is, for many people, the only way to survive. However, two middle-aged women, Lebo and Dimpho, discover that having a powerful friend can also be useful in the battle for survival.
A Quick Guide to "Distant View of a Minaret"
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular story conveys the passive female sexual role. The sexual relationship in marriage in the Egyptian society is pushed by selfish male domination. The female protagonist in the story is like the lone minaret. She continues to exist with her solitude and never raises her voice.